Bundesliga: Tuchel after 27: 0: no name dropping after Kimmich question

Coach Thomas Tuchel sees no need to respond to rumors about the future of national soccer player Joshua Kimmich.

Bundesliga: Tuchel after 27: 0: no name dropping after Kimmich question

Coach Thomas Tuchel sees no need to respond to rumors about the future of national soccer player Joshua Kimmich. "We work together with Jo here. There is absolutely no reason to comment on that. That's why I won't even start with it," said the 49-year-old at FC Bayern Munich's training camp in Rottach-Egern. "I'm not going to deny it. It doesn't make sense, then you have to go through the squad list."

Tuchel recently stated that he could not give any guarantees as to who would be on the German record champions' team on September 1 after the transfer period. There was speculation about the future of Sadio Mané and Leon Goretzka. Loan player Marcel Sabitzer, who has returned from Manchester United and scored five times in the 27-0 (18-0) win against FC Rottach-Egern from the district class on Tuesday evening, is a presumed candidate for a change.

Who could leave FC Bayern?

"Transfer period is transfer period. That's why I said in general: Anything is always possible," said Tuchel. "It makes absolutely no sense to do name dropping and throw in a different name every day and speculate that it might still work."

It is not only after the additions of Min-jae Kim, Konrad Laimer and Raphael Guerreiro that there is speculation as to who could leave FC Bayern. "There are always three parties involved: the player, the receiving club, the releasing club. And if we have a contract and don't want it, nobody will leave," said Tuchel.

Munich continue to work on a possible signing of Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. Manchester City's Kyle Walker is also in talks. "Sometimes patience pays off. The most important thing is that the players we really want come to us. No matter how long it takes," said the new CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen.

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